Even by today’s standards, Ursaab is a spectacular looking compact car. Its aerodynamic, teardrop shape was clearly the work of aircraft engineers who appreciated the importance of low drag, good stability and light weight.
In addition of being a comfortable road car, Citroen DS also made a successful career in racing. Just three months after the car was revealed at the Paris Motor Show in 1955, the Citroen DS 19 made its debut in the prestigious Monte-Carlo Rally in January 1956.
Volvo 740 was the 4-cylinder alternative to the Volvo 760. The exterior design was the same. Volvo 740 was a bit more common, not quite as luxurious as the Volvo 760. Over the years, the Volvo 740 was powered by a range of different engines, mostly 4-cylinder in-line units with or without turbochargers, and there were also 6-cylinder diesel variants.
Ford Capri mk3 presented new front section with dual halogen headlights. The new front end design, together with an integrated front spoiler, improved car’s aerodynamic performance. Ford Capri provided better performance and fuel economy compared to the predecessor.
Bernd Rosemeyer achieved international fame primarily as one of Auto Union’s top drivers in Grand Prix races and world speed record attempts in the Silver Arrows era of the 1930s. His racing triumphs in Europe, Africa and the USA made him a public idol – not least because of his swashbuckling driving style.
The second-generation Toyota Celica was launched in 1977. The new Toyota Celica was designed in the United States, and was aimed clearly for the American market. The new Celica was noticeable longer and wider than the first-generation model.
Charger was the Dodge brand’s first production fastback, high-speed street racer. The first generation Dodge Charger was introduced on Jan. 1, 1966. Dodge Charger was built on Dodge Coronet’s chassis but had its own body.
Opel Kadett B replaced its successful predecessor, the Opel Kadett A, in 1965. The successor to the first post-war Kadett was 18 centimeters longer, exceeding four meters in length and was available in three body versions right from market launch: as a two or four-door sedan, of course again as a CarAvan station wagon and as a chic coupé.
Dodge Viper ACR (American Club Racer) was a limited-edition version of the Dodge Viper. Introduced in 1999, Dodge Viper ACR was a street-legal performance model, designed to perform well both on the road and on the track.
Only possible way to achieve smaller emissions and still deliver the same performanc as before, was to increase the engine displacement. Porsche decided not not to increase engine bore, but rather piston stroke. The result was the Porsche 911 2.4.